‘Watch the Birdie’ says Mayor Wales

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is encouraging residents in Ballymena and district to get involved in the 2017 Big Garden Birdwatch.

Support session for hearing aid users

Support session for hearing aid users

All Saints Parish Centre on Ballymena’s Cushendall Road will be the venue for a free hearing aid maintenance support session next month.

JFK movie promotional poster

Trump is a bio-pic in the making to rival Stone’s blockbuster JFK

January 24 will mark the 25th anniversary of the UK release of Oliver Stone’s epic, star-studded JFK movie which was a massive hit worldwide.

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Ulster Scots training scheme

Ulster-Scots programming has seen a boom in recent years with Northern Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) supporting 85.8 hours of television in the five years to January 2016.

Thorntons product recall

Thorntons recalls Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa

Thorntons is recalling all batches of its Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa because they may contain a piece of plastic.

Going online

Baby boomers spend the most online (but Gen X buy more)

Latest research has found that baby boomers across the globe spend more money online than the younger generations.

Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken

Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

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Food and drink producers based in the mid and east Antrim area are invited to take part in the search for NI's 'Best' local food and drink product, a Belfast City Airport competition in partnership with Food NI. Michele Shirlow, CEO of Food NI, is pictured with Eva Keenan, Economic Development Assistant at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, and Katy Best, Commercial and Marketing Director at Belfast City Airport.   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Local food and drink producers in running for £30,000 prize

Mid & East Antrim Council has partnered with George Best Belfast City Airport and Food NI for a competition to celebrate the legacy of the NI Year of Food and Drink.

Siblings and parent pooches pictured together for family reunion at Dogs Trust Ballymena. The family of Border Collies, all of whom are ex-residents of Dogs Trust Ballymena and who found new homes across Northern Ireland last year, were invited back to the Rehoming Centre for a special get together. Dogs left to right: Flynn, Suke, Nona, Thor, Roe, Steele, Pippa & Dexter.

Dogs Trust Ballymena host ‘Family Reunion’

A family of Border Collie’s, all of whom are ex-residents of Dogs Trust Ballymena and who found new homes across Northern Ireland last year, were invited back to the Rehoming Centre for a special get together this week.

Glarryford YFC members prepare for their Big Breakfast fundraiser on February 4.

YFC’s ‘Big Breakfast’ and car wash on way

Glarryford Young Farmers’ Club will once again be holding their popular annual Big Breakfast and Car wash next month.

Creme Egg's

Giant Creme Egg hopes dashed by Cadbury

Cadbury have ruled out creating a giant Creme Egg anytime soon.
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Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

St Louis Grammar school pupil David Byrne who volunteers for Alzheimers Society.

David urges others to stand ‘Side by Side’ people with dementia

St Louis Grammar school pupil David Byrne has joined Side by Side, a service run by Alzheimer’s Society, where volunteers help a person with dementia to continue or rediscover hobbies or activities they love.


WATCH: Stunning timelapse video of Mourne Mountains

The breathtaking beauty of Mourne Mountains has been captured in a spectacular timelapse video, shot by a couple from County Wicklow.

Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin.

The camp Caped Crusader and Happy Days of Fonzarelli and Cunningham

Two very different, but iconic TV shows aired for the first time this week in history.

Father Eugene O'Hagan

Swashbuckling musical fun with the Pirates of Penzance

AIMs Northern Region present ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Theatre at the Mill on Saturday January 14 at 7.30pm.

Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend Chairman Barclay Bell and Bank of Ireland UK Head of Agriculture NI William Thompson welcome Linda Davis, Laurelview Farm, on board as BOIOFW Farm Mentor.

Linda is Open Farm mentor

Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend has appointed a new farm mentor, Linda Davis from Laurelview Farm in Templepatrick.

Lisburn woman Jennifer Morrow who will take part in a new TV show called The Big Painting Challenge. Photo: Ed Miller/PA Wire

Northern Ireland woman takes part in new BBC1 show The Big Painting Challenge

A Northern Ireland woman is bidding for glory as BBC1 relaunchs The Big Painting Challenge.

A little genius

Five ways to make your child a creative genius

Congratulations! Your child is already a creative genius by virtue of being human. Humans are far more creative than any other species.

Holly and Chloe are ready to take a fundraising Woolly Walk on February 25 at Antrim Castle Gardens. (Submitted Picture).

Woolly Walk for a worthy cause

Cancer Fund for Children supporter Michael Beckinsale is urging people from Antrim to put February 25 in their diaries for a woolly great family day out in aid of local families affected by cancer.

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